published Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

VW to expand plant, site says

An auto website says Volkswagen is planning a major expansion for its Chattanooga plant that could add production space for a new VW crossover and ultimately for Audi and Porsche vehicles.

The site Automobilemag.com cited unnamed sources as saying that VW officials are almost ready to sign off on a second phase that would increase the plant's output by 180,000 to 200,000 units a year.

It said the plan is to let all three brands participate in the new venture. The plant is expected to start production soon on a new, made-for-America midsize sedan.

A VW official in Chattanooga said last month a decision to expand production could come later this year.

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sig4ever2 said...

Well, needless to say that will be HUGE! Toyota who? What's a Tundra? Keep up the great work Chattanooga! We are very fortunate indeed.

February 23, 2011 at 4:34 p.m.
tntoak said...

If true, this will likely mean more jobs for Chattanooga, and probably more jobs with the onsite suppliers as well. It was no secret that expansion was viewed as a possibility down the line for the new plant. VW must be seeing something they like to even be considering the possibility before full-scale production of the Jetta begins.

February 23, 2011 at 5:12 p.m.
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